PUTNAM COUNTY, WV (WOWK) — A new Target store will open at the Liberty Square Shopping Center in Teays Valley, West Virginia.
The announcement was posted on the company’s website Friday afternoon.
According to a press release, the store will be about 100,000 square feet. The new Target will be located in the former Magic Mart building at 344 Liberty Park Drive and will also include part of the former Elder Beerman building, adjacent to Planet Fitness.
“Target will be a great anchor store at Liberty Square, and we are thrilled to welcome this nationally recognized retailer to the property,” said T.J. Summers, manager for Liberty Square Shopping Center, a 260,000-square-foot retail property. “With its wide variety of food and general merchandise, Target is a perfect match for Liberty Square and the entire Teays Valley community.”
It will be smack dab between two other Target locations in South Charleston and Barboursville, which Putnam County residents say they have to travel 30 to 45 minutes to get to.
Now, residents are excited they won’t have to travel so far.
“I love target. It’s like one of my favorite stores too. Like, I can’t wait,” said Kayla Mattocks, Putnam County resident.
“I think it’s great because it’s like right in the middle of Charleston and Barboursville, so you don’t have to go all that far if you live down here. So, I think it’s great,” said Kiersten Sutphin, Putnam County resident. “It’s going to be local, and somewhere I’m going to shop on the daily.”
The anticipated opening for the Teays Valley Target is 2023.
A Target spokesperson said more specific details will be released closer to the opening of the store, including how the shopping experience will be tailored to serve local guests and the grand opening date.
“We’re excited to bring an easy, safe and convenient shopping experience to new guests in the Teays Valley community with this new Target store,” said a Target spokesperson.